Andy, brain-damaged and physically incapacitated from birth, has a mental age of ten months. Carol, his anxiety-ridden mother, has arranged a small family party to celebrate Andy's 21st birthday. Not that he's counting. But Carol is. Counting the minutes until he arrives, counting the unexpected guests, counting the times that this has happened before. A witty and heartfelt look at family life when it doesn’t turn out quite the way you imagined.
"...wise and truthful new play from Rory Kinnear that...has many moments that bring the tears flooding to your eyes." Chicago Tribune, Read More
"Mr. Kinear writes witty, but always natural dialogue that allows his themes to emerge organically." The New York Times, Read More
"...a verbal and emotional rigor that has it's own particular kick." Chicago Sun-Times, Read More
“A vivid and unsentimental portrait of domestic life, flecked with wry humour” - Evening Standard, Read More
“This play warrants nothing less than a box-office stampede” - The Telegraph, Read More
Check out these photos from Steppenwolf Tehatre's production of The Herd in May 2015.
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